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Variphy Quick Start General Configuration Guide

This article assumes that Variphy has already been deployed either with a standalone installer or via the Variphy Virtual Appliance (VIVA).  This guide will show you how to configure general settings to ensure basic access and functionality. 

It is also assumed that all CUCM Prerequisites have been completed.

We have provided a video with deployment instructions via our Youtube channel, which you can view here, or you may continue reading the steps below in the article

Let’s Start By Connecting to Variphy

Enter the Variphy login URL in your browser’s address bar using the following format:  http://x.x.x.x:yyyy or https://x.x.x.x:yyyy 

Where x.x.x.x is the IP address of your Variphy Insight virtual machine and yyyy is the corresponding application port.

By default Variphy uses port 8080 for HTTP connections and 8443 for HTTPS connections, but this may be different for your specific installation.

The default initial credentials for a standard deployment are:  

Username:  Admin  |  Password:  Admin

The default credentials for a Variphy Insight Virtual Appliance (VIVA) deployment are:  

Username:  variphyadmin  |  Password:  V@riphy!!


If this is the first time logging in, it is likely that a license file has not yet been uploaded.  If this is the case you will need to use the “Update License” link found at the bottom of the login page to upload the license file provided by your Variphy Account Manager.

After you have successfully logged into Variphy we’ll begin by configuring the Enterprise and 1st Clusters.

Rename Existing Enterprise

Step 1)  Select Enterprises from the Clusters section in the Setup menu.

Step 2) Edit the existing Enterprise by clicking the edit icon on the right.

Step 3)  Change the default Enterprise Name as desired and if appropriate, enter a Description. Click Save when finished.

Configure CUCM Cluster

Step 1)  Select CUCM from the Clusters section in the Setup menu.

If you deployed from the Variphy OVA/Virtual Appliance, you will see 3 predefined clusters (Cluster1, Cluster2, Cluster3).

You can edit any one of these with your settings (feel free to delete any predefined clusters not used or add more if needed).  

Click the Edit button for Cluster1.

If you deployed from a Stand Alone installer, you can click on the Add button to begin configuring a new cluster.

Step 2)  Configure Cluster Basics

From the Cluster Basics section:

Specify an appropriate Cluster Name and enter the IP address of the CUCM Publisher in the Server Host field.

The CUCM Admin Login predefined “variphyadmin” is the same CUCM Application User configured in the CUCM Prerequisites guide the suggested username in this guide is variphyadmin while the password is V@riphy!!.

Adjust the Default Time Zone if necessary.

After you have finished configuring and have saved the Cluster Basics section Variphy should be able to communicate with your CUCM.

The DN Management, Snapshot and Compare Features should now be accessible.  

For Variphy OVA/Virtual Appliance deployments all remaining settings are preconfigured, skip to Step 5.

Step 3) Configure Database Server

For CUCM CDR Call Analytics we first need to configure a Database Server.  

Select Database Servers from the System section in the Setup menu.

NOTE: If you have deployed our Linux OVA, you do not need to configure this step, as the local database server has been pre-configured to work with Variphy. You only need to access this menu if you are switching to an external Microsoft SQL Server, or doing a clean install of Variphy on a Windows server platform.

On the resulting screen, click the Add button to configure a new Database Server.

Enter a Name for your Database server.  

Select the desired Database Server Type (MSSQL and MYSQL are supported).

For Server Host enter your DB server name or IP Address.  

Define the correct TCP Port (3306 for MySQL and 1433 for MSSQL).  

Complete the Authentication Settings initially this account needs sufficient permissions to be able to create a DB for Variphyto use, alternatively an empty DB can be manually created within MySQL or MSSQL.  

If a DB already exists the account defined here can have limited permissions to read and write to the existing DB. 

Click the Save button when finished.

Step 4)  For Call Analytics we also need to configure CDR Processing settings.

Select Application Settings from the System section in the Setup menu.

Specify Root Directory of (S)FTP server used by CUCM Billing Application Server.  

Define the desired processing frequency in the Process New CDR/CMR Files Every field 

Enable or disable Preserve Processed CDR/CMR Files flag.

Step 5) Configure CDR Processing for the CUCM Cluster in Variphy

Select CUCM from the Clusters section in the Setup menu.

Click the Edit button for the appropriate Cluster.

From the Call Detail Records section:

The Data Processor Status will be disabled by default.  This can be Activated as long as a CDR/CMR Directory and Database Values are defined.

You will notice that the CDR/CMR Directory has a prefixed path, this is the same path defined in the previous step in this guide.  The free-form text area allows you to enter the specific folder used by the CUCM Billing Application server for this cluster and is also part of the configuration defined in the CUCM Prerequisites guide

From the Database Server option select the corresponding DB Server which was defined in Step 5 of this guide. 

The Database Name field allows you to specify a unique DB name for the cluster.  

Variphy will first check for the existence of this database within the database server and create it if it does not already exist.  Insight will then validate the database, creating and modifying schema as necessary. 

When specifying the database name, ensure there are no spaces or hyphens/dashes (“-“) as those characters are not supported by database servers. 

Step 6)  Configure Remote Phone Control

Click the Use CUCM Admin Login option if only one application user account was created in CUCM, if a second account dedicated to phone control was setup uncheck this box and enter the details in the section below:

Step 7) Configure Log Analysis

Enter the path where Log Analysis files are located, as well as the purge setting. Click here for detailed instructions on scheduling Audit Logs using RTMT.

Step 8)  If you haven’t yet scroll to the bottom of the Edit Cluster page and click the Save button.

You will be returned to the CUCM Clusters page.  From here click the Activate button.

Variphy will check the Database Connection.  

Click the Check Database button to continue. 

If an existing database is not found it will attempt to create one. If a database is found it will check the schema version and update if needed.

Follow the prompt to update DB.  

Click the Create Database button to continue. 

After the database has been created/updated you will have the option to Activate CDR Processing.  Click the Activate button to continue.   

You’ll notice from the CUCM Clusters page that your cluster is now Enabled.  Follow these same steps for any remaining clusters.

CUCM CDR Call Analytics should be operational now!

Updated on December 28, 2021

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